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Bath (RWH) Head Coach Talent Mark Wood leaves the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association BBSA to pursue other opportunities this summer. The BBSA thanked the longstanding coach in a press release for his outstanding contribution to the British Skeleton programme.

Mark Wood, a former Britisch skeleton athlete, first joined the Skeleton Coaching staff in 2002. The 56-year-old helped building a respected talent identification and development system. Amongst others, this system identified and developed Olympic Gold medalists Amy Williams (Vancouver 2010) and Lizzy Yarnold (Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018), Silver medalist Shelley Rudman (Torino 2006) and bronze medalists Laura Deas and Dominic Parsons (PyeongChang 2018).

“I am really proud to have helped create a culture of accelerated learning and development that has seen British Skeleton go from the smallest of programmes with the smallest of budgets to a medal winning factory across all levels of the sport,” said Mark Wood. “In the early years, we had almost nothing but passion and commitment to drive the programme but we now have a proven system and methodology of talent identification and development.“ @RWH2018

>> BBSA Press release

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